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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Union Makes Counter-Proposal, Action Continues
Trading Away Our Troubles
Time For A Deadline On Settling Claims
Lockwood’s Arrogant Nonsense
UN Team To Jenin Denied Access
Jenin ‘Massacre’ Denied
Labour Releases Its Party List
Prebble’s Letter: Election Rumours Labour Led
Movie Making, The FBI And Bay Bridge
Satire: The Last Consultation
Bounce, Bounce, We’re Confident Again:

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Could You Be In Cabinet? Take The Kiwi Music Quiz
Getting Clever Foreigners Over Here
Brown Cardigan-Wearing, Work Shy Image Exploded
From The Birthplace Of NZ Labour
There Is Power In A Union
North-South Korea Dialogue Welcomed


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Union Makes Counter-Proposal, Action Continues

- PPTA members have accepted a counter-proposal for a Secondary Teachers Collective Agreement put to them by the union last week. See... Teachers Vote In Favour Of Counter-Proposal [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0204/S00194.htm


Trading Away Our Troubles

- The value of seasonally adjusted merchandise imports increased by 2.3 percent in the March 2002 quarter according to latest figures from Statistics New Zealand. Intermediate and consumption goods were the main contributors to this increase, but the increase. See... March Quarter Imports Increase [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0204/S00197.htm


Time For A Deadline On Settling Claims

- It is time for New Zealand to move on from grievances over the Treaty of Waitangi, says National Party Leader Bill English. I want this nation to be proud of all its history, not tired of hearing about it. National wants to settle historical claims fairly and quickly so New Zealanders can focus on an ambitious future. See... Time To Move On [1] MORE: - Rodney Hide - Welcomes Support For Treaty Bill [2] - Richard Prebble - Policy Leaves Unanswered Questions [3] - NZ First - Rip Van English Re-Announces Failed Policy [4] - Labour - Nats Out Of Touch With Treaty Issues [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00420.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00423.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00422.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00428.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00429.htm


Lockwood’s Arrogant Nonsense

- Green Tertiary Education Spokesperson Nandor Tanczos today said suggestions from Lockwood Smith that students should never pay off their student loans, and die in debt were arrogant nonsense. See... National Bankrupt On Tertiary Education [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00424.htm


UN Team To Jenin Denied Access

- The Israeli cabinet decided last night not to allow the team in the region. Communications Minister Reuven Rivlin, accused the United Nations backing off agreements made with Israel so it would not be allowed to arrive. See... Again - Israel Denies UN Fact-finding Team [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0204/S00156.htm


Jenin ‘Massacre’ Denied

- Many people nowadays are getting very upset about the terrible massacre and the cold-blooded genocide the Israelis have been committing in Jenin. But not many people know the actual facts, and a history which speaks for itself. See... Trust The Claims Of A Massacre? Think Again… [1] RECENT REPORTS FROM THE OTHER SIDE: - Nablus And Other Cities: Report On Destruction [2] - West Bank And Gaza, 22-26 April 2002 [3] - 17 Days Of Curfew In Dura [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0204/S00109.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0204/S00107.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0204/S00106.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0204/S00104.htm


Labour Releases Its Party List

- 1. Rt Hon Helen Clark 2. Hon Dr Michael Cullen 3. Rt Hon Jonathan Hunt 4. Hon Steve Maharey 5. Hon Parekura Horomia 6. Hon Phil Goff 7. Hon Annette King 8. Hon Jim Sutton 9. Hon Margaret Wilson 10. Hon Mark Gosche 11. Hon Dover Samuels 12. Hon Trevor Mallard. See... The Labour Party List [1] MORE: - Labour Party List Shows Commitment To Youth [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00421.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0204/S00191.htm


Prebble’s Letter: Election Rumours Labour Led

- The media have failed to report that stories of an early election are Labour-inspired. While Helen Clark maintains she wants to govern full term, Ministers' press secretaries are telling journalists "off the record" that an early election is inevitable. See… Richard Prebble's Letter from Wellington [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0204/S00425.htm


Movie Making, The FBI And Bay Bridge

- Talk about Tam and Tem, the new hot men! Midweek I switched from one channel - where Mr Temuera Morrison was looking dangerously polite in a promo for the new 'Star Wars' movie - to another, just in time to catch Mr Lee Tamihere being interviewed on the set of the latest James Bond movie. See... Stateside With Rosalea: Time For A Sesqui [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0204/S00152.htm


Satire: The Last Consultation

- Being hideously overpaid and speeding like a mirror-happy motherfucker while producing work with absolutely no social worth whatsoever had a long track-record of success in numerous fields. See... Consultants Advise $400 Hour And Cocaine Habit [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0204/S00155.htm


Bounce, Bounce, We’re Confident Again:

- Investor’s confidence has bounced back from the post September 11th slump, jumping 23% reveals the latest ASB BANK Investor Confidence Survey for the March Quarter. See... Investor Confidence Takes Biggest Recorded Leap [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0204/S00194.htm


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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Could You Be In Cabinet? Take The Kiwi Music Quiz

- Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Judith Tizard put her annual New Zealand music quiz to all Members of Parliament today in recognition of New Zealand Music Month which starts on Wednesday, 1 May. See... New Zealand Music Month Quiz Issued To MPs Today [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00431.htm


Getting Clever Foreigners Over Here

- Details of a new immigration policy - the Work-to-Residence Programme – which will assist New Zealand employers to recruit talent from overseas, were unveiled by Immigration Minister Lianne Dalziel today. See... Helping Employers Tap Into Global Talent [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00427.htm


Brown Cardigan-Wearing, Work Shy Image Exploded

- The PSA welcomed the release today of the State Services Commission’s Career Progression and Development survey. “This is the first report of its type which systematically records the views, aspirations, and frustrations of public servants”, said PSA national. See... Survey Explodes Myth Of ‘Gliding On’ [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0204/S00195.htm


From The Birthplace Of NZ Labour

- Last weekend saw people from across the country from a very wide range of backgrounds and activities converge on Blackball, to meet in the Formerly Blackball Hilton, for the annual Mayday Gathering. See... Blackball Mayday [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0204/S00196.htm


There Is Power In A Union

- Today’s announcement that union membership is continuing to rise in New Zealand was welcomed by Council of Trade Unions president Ross Wilson. See... Union Membership Continues To Grow [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0204/S00197.htm


North-South Korea Dialogue Welcomed

- Foreign Affairs Minister Phil Goff, has welcomed news that North and South Korea will resume dialogue and cooperation on a range of key political and economic issues. See... Goff Welcomes Progress In Inter-Korean Relations [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0204/S00426.htm

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